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Report on the land units of selected areas of Manbulloo Station, N.T., 1976



Report on the land units of selected areas of Manbulloo Station, N.T., 1976

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by C.R. Gibbs, M.R. Wells & H.R.M. van-Cuylenburg.


Gibbs, C. R.; Wells, M. R.; Australia. Dept. of the Northern Territory. Land Conservation Section; Van-Cuylenburg, H. R. M.


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Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; Supplementary report to be used in conjunction with the Report on the land units of the Katherine-Douglas area, N.T., 1970, by J.M. Aldrick.


Date:1977; Bibliography: leaf 49.




Land use -- Northern Territory -- Manbulloo Station

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Land Conservation Section

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60 leaves : ill., maps ; 30 cm.

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Vegetation: Woodland (E. tectifica, E. grandifolia and Tristania) with perennial grasses; increasing E. papuana and weed species close to main rivers; tributary drainage floors have very scattered trees (E. papuana) with very dense perennial grasses usually dominated by Themeda. Limitations: Poor drainage; isolated at times by floodwaters. Potential Land Use: Marginally arable; suitable for improved pastures used in conjunction with native pastures of 7al. Land Category: 4. Land unit 7a3. Occurrence: Banyan, usually associated with Kimbyan. Topography: Almost flat plains up to 1.5 Km wide; scattered limestone outcrop. Soils: Rendzinas (Ingrid and Phillips), some Cununurra. Vegetation: Either grassland (Sorghum plumosum), or very open woodland with large scattered Tristania suaveolens. Limitations: Impeded drainage and periods of inundation; often shallow and possibly droughty; very high pH. Potential Land Use: Rough grazing; may be improvable with pasture species able to tolerate waterlogging and alkaline conditions. Land Category: 6. Land Unit 7b. Occurrence: Woggaman; as drainage lines, may traverse other land systems. Topography: Drainage lines with transverse slopes up to 1%; may be channelled but the channel is small and well defined; occasional small high-level plains. Soils: Gleyed Podzolics (Marrakai) and Yellow Podzolics (Ejong) with minor Solodics, generally shallow with a well-developed hard pan. Vegetation: Either open woodland (E. tectifica, E. latifolia) or Melaleuea shrubland with short annual Sorghum and Eriachne pastures. -35

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